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jjkarppi

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I have been unable to download the ICEpdf open source binaries after version 6.2.1. I'm logged in to the site, and both the source and binary versions have a button "Access software" and lead to the same web page instead of launching the download:

http://www.icesoft.org/wiki/display/PDF/Building+ICEpdf+from+Source

I'm using Windows 7 and have tried this on Chrome, IE and Firefox.
patrick.corless

Joined: 26/Oct/2004 00:00:00
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We put out an email a while ago announcing the change. The change was to align ourselves with other open source projects.

You can build the release jars quite easily yourself. Point your favorite SVN client at http://anonsvn.icesoft.org/repo/icepdf/tags/ and checkout the tagged version you would like.

Make sure you have Apache Ant installed on your system. Type > ant build.jars on the command line and the jars will be created and put in the ./lib/ folder.

When 6.3 is release the build will change to Maven or Gradle, your choice. The wiki has more info on how to build the bundles using either of these two build systems.

And of course our supported customers will have access to downloadable bundles.
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ps200306

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Most popular open source projects provide pre-built downloads. It doesn't seem like too much to ask.
patrick.corless

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Thanks for the input. We have had very view request for OS binaries since we made the switch to asking users to build their own bundles. We'll revisit this decision in the new year with the release of 6.3.

Is there any particular part of building the OS library that you fin cumbersome or difficult? Would a maven central jar download be preferable over product bundle downloaded from our icesoft.org site? We are interested in your feedback?
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trinity420

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Yes I really would like a central maven repository for icepdf!
blacklord049

Joined: 31/Jan/2018 23:07:13
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No way to have 6.3 OS libs for Java 1.7 min ?
patrick.corless

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The 6.3. code base has 1.8 specific syntax and api calls so there is no simple way to compile it for 1.7 unfortunately.

Java 8 and higher addresses many security issues and has improved performance. It's certainly worth taking a look at...
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blacklord049

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Yes but currently our server's JRE is not 1.8 so... I'm doing the best I can :-)
stroweis

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Hi,
For us, building a jar on an environment not connected to the Internet is a limitation; as a result we are still using a very old jar version of icePDF, even if we run on Java 8 and up.
I don't catch the rationale for bringing only source code.

ken.fyten

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Prebuilt libraries are readily available for those that require them in the ICEpdf Pro product.

Ken Fyten
VP Product Development
ICEsoft Technologies, Inc.
 
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